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controller did a study and comparing muni to five other systems these cities included boston, seattle, new york, oakland and san jose or santa clara mta. they all had higher scores than muni. muni was on the bottom. we included bart. since they said other systems did it we decided to look at the systems in paris france. it took months to identify the right officials and in this case either the head of operations or the systems schedulinger all but one which was new york agreed to an extensive interview by two of us and per the rules we were not identified. nevertheless of the interviews as described in the report were significant. all transit systems it became clear had multiple systems that were similar and had challenges and all needed to deal with complex traffic, scheduling, and terrain problems uniquely their own, and yet as we had known the san francisco controller's survey had shown all had higher reliability and rider seaferz than muni and we determined that all systems use switchbacks they only did so in cases of equipment break down or emergencies except for one. one syst
of those i was the general manager in boston at there and i am aware of the operating practices there, and it's beston and pick the government center and the green line -- several lines go into the green line and trains frequently switched there. that is just one example. we also reached out after we saw the initial report that said that others did not do switchbacks. we reached out to other transit systems that we listed in our response that owls do switchbacks so again the same caveat. all of the other transit systems will tell you would they prefer not to do switchbacks? yes they would. in some cases, in the case of bart they have tracks and they can do other things but they also do switch backs and schedule them everyday as well, so in our view and base some of our personal experiences and discussions with others, other systems do use switch backs. >> okay. maybe i will ask the grand jury this as well, but from your point of view were these not jurisdictions communicating to them during the course of their investigation? >> i did not see that until the finding so we were brief
in boston for the mad dash both candidates have. >>> the last minute push presiden >>> we got everybody covered today withly doppler 7 hd which is quiet, picking up dry air we have fog in the north bay valleys, record high temperatures, that in jut a few minutes. >>> -- your voice, your vote only one day left, president obama is bringing out star power before americans go to the polls. the president campaigned in ohio last night, the tate that many say will likely determine -- the state that many say will likely determine who wins. top celebrities will be out like brews springsteen, lady gaga and jay-z. romney campaign is focusing on voter turn out. -- >> reporter: good morning. today is the final day of campaigning. both sides think they can win. president obama is focused on three crucial midwest states. mitt romney hits up four states today. mitt romney is closing the campaign promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i'll indeficienter to find good men and women on -- old sides of the aisle who care more about the country than about politics. >> reporter: with polls showin
coverages in boston and chicago and see what we've dug up on mysterious contributions to fight and support prop 32. thank you for trusting the news. we'll see you the next time news breaks. we're always here por you at ktvu.com and mobile ktvu.com. oÑ
. >> paul ryan starts his day in iowa and then he will go to ohio. >> reporting live in boston i am in the lee smith. >> we are waiting for mitt romney to appear at this campaign rally in orlando, florida. this is the first lawsuit that has been filed in florida as they ended early voting yesterday. some of the polling places opened up on sunday and there were four hour wait times. the republican legislator cut back to eight days so we are seeing the first ballots already filed. >> this is quite an orlando welcome. thank you very much. i am so looking forward to getting a chance to work with your senator. i also appreciate the great leadership of the governor. thank you. >> you know him as the chief financial officer of your state. he is the commissioner of agriculture. >> will like to remind you that will have live coverage on kron4.com >> will have extended live coverage on election night tomorrow night started at 8:00 p.m. >> the weather will not be a factor so you have no reason to not go out and vote. >> it will be 15 to 20 degrees warmer from how we normally are for november.
. coming up at 5:42 we will go live to boston where romney will spend election day. >>> right now it's 4:47. we want to check in on bay area traffic on this monday morning. sal, doesn't it feel like you got a lot more sleep with that extra hour? >> an extra hour for people in our business? gold. it's gold. so this morning i'm feeling a little good. that is good. >> i know. i feel so much more awake. >> good morning, everybody. let's take a look at the commute. right now traffic is moving along very well. i think a lot of people will be joining us because people who wakeup this early are used to seeing a very nice commute westbound 80 that traffic looks good coming in from vallejo all the way to the bay bridge toll plaza. there are no major problems. this is a look at the toll plaza itself. traffic is moving along nicely. right on through. so it's just likely to be a little bit better in the early morning hours as people might be a little more awake. if you are driving in san jose northbound 280 that traffic looks good. 4:47 steve. your platform when you run for president is? >> one time
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will be on for the battleground states. emily is joining us live from boston. >> hello from boston. we are hearing the sound system and they're putting up the lights. by the time mitt romney arrived here tomorrow all of his campaigning will be over. he stated that this is his final job is to have people get out the vote. this is designed to how close this boat is in a deeply divided country. >> this was the chance from the crowd at the first campaign event of his last day. one more day until they would like to see him go as president elect. florida is a battle ground states. >> we can't begin a better tomorrow, to mark. with the help from the people from florida we can do this. national polls show that this election is dead blocked. >> the federal bailout of the car makers have gave the president and a edge. >> everybody know that he was against saving the car industry. >> republican stated that romney has a chance. >> we lost a lot of jobs last month and our unemployment numbers are below. we do not think this is good enough. >> super storms and they took a toll on romney's momentum. >> this is a good day
'll have a live report from boston coming up where mitt romney will be watching the elections come in. >>> and arizona group has been ordered to reveal who is behind and $11 million contribution to two campaigns in california. the arz-pac is funding campaigns against proposition 30 and for proposition 32 which would limit the ability of unionses to raise money for political causes. >>> california teachers are working phone banks encouraging people to work for proposition 30 and opponents are working equally as hard to encourage a no vote. >> this is all about creating positive learning environments for kids. if we have to take another cut, it will be tremendous. >> the amount of money that will flow into classrooms is way less than what's being advertised in this campaign. >>> time now, 7:33. well, bay area voters are already turning out in record numbers even before election day tomorrow. more than 800,000 residents are voting by mail this year. ktvu's brian flores joining us live from san francisco with more about the election. good morning. >> good morning. arguably one of the more
report from boston. that is where mitt romney will be tomorrow to watch the election results come in. >>> the california supreme court has ordered an arizona group to reveal who is behind an $11 million contribution to two campaigns here in california. the arizona pack is funding campaigns against prop 30. that is governor jerry brown's tax hike proposal and for proposition 32 which would limit the ability for unions. a california teacher -- california teachers are working phone banks all over the state encouraging people to vote for prop 30 tomorrow. and critics of prop 30 are working just as hard to encourage a no vote. >> this is all about creating positive learning environments for kids. and if we have to take another $6 billion cut come january, it's going to be horrendous. >> the at amount of money that will flow through to classrooms is way less than what is being reflected in a lot of the advertising campaign. >> prop 30 would raise income taxes on those who earn more than $250,000. it also increases sales tax a quarter cent. it needs more than 50% of the vote to pass. >>> th
+.ó boston, wens iris or boy we are allvgá÷ san franciscans. some of us are natives, like my daughters.yothers are immigrante imcome babt and myself. over the next four years as5j san franciscans, we will all expend $25 billion. i would like to see that money used to make this wind and fog swept peninsula the best that it has ever been. $25 billion is an enormous fortune and in four years time that investment could find all of our citizens on the same page, and make san francisco the envy of the world. i support projects that we all favor, and will facilitate such projects if elected, rather than ill-conceived, divisive projects like the central subway or eight washington street. i pledge, if elected as your supervisor, to serve the entire four years in that office. will the 9q make that same pledttremember ty considered being appointed as the district attorney, and run unsuccessfully for mayor twice. will he run again in 2014 for the state assembly? the incumbent, if reelected, may be real estat replaced by an apd supervisor for half the next term. i find that unacceptable in our demo
.a. and boston and we talk about what we're working on and san francisco is one of the leaders they look up to and how to do it and we are doing things on a national scale people are taking notice of and doing that and i heard a lot of talk, and i come from the private sector so when i first got here one of the questions i got "how is government different from the private sector" from the it standpoint. it's night and day. you have hard time drawing parallels and from the private sector come to government thinking that a lot of our ideas and methods of success in the private sector are directly applicable to how we do work in government, and it's a different problem to solve frankly. it's something i have to relearn frequently that the large company i came from was a large monolithic corporation and 1ceo and pyramid up and trickled and everyone did what they did. government as you know we're are a highly decentralized independently elected, independently operated with our boards and commissions. as much as i would like to say i had the authority or will or desire to cast my will on the
a little traveling. it is going to be cold back east tomorrow. 47 the expected high. boston you can see 48 for new york. increasing clouds and we are keeping a close eye on the area of low pressure here that will develop off the florida coast. it will swing up the coast and tuesday night and wednesday more wind and more rain expected. something they do not need. we will keep you updated on that forecast. tomorrow dallas warming to 75 degrees. looking for nice flying weather there. salt lake city 65 and seattle 58. the entire state is under the influence of high pressure and bringing us warm to hot temperatures with 96 tomorrow for palm springs. sacramento will heat up to 82 degrees and even 86 at big sur. tahoe sunshine and 67. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, it will be warm to hot depending on how you like it. election day is on tuesday. we will be dry and the temperatures in the 80sand 70s at the coast. we thicken the clouds on wednesday, a much cooler day. we drop by about 20 degrees in some locations. thickening clouds on thursday. a rainy night thursday night. periods of rain for
tomorrow. 47 the expected high. boston you can see 48 for new york. increasing clouds and we are keeping a close eye on the area of low pressure here that will develop off the florida coast. it will swing up the coast and tuesday night and wednesday more wind and more rain expected. something they do not need. we will keep you updated on that forecast. tomorrow dallas warming to 75 degrees. looking for nice flying weather there. salt lake city 65 and seattle 58. pressuinfluence of high pressurd bringing us warm to hot temperatures with 96 tomorrow for palm springs. sacramento will heat up to 82 degrees and even 86 at big sur. tahoe sunshine and 67. my accu-weather seven-day forecast, it will be warm to hot depending on how you like it. election day is on tuesday. we will be dry and the temperatures in the 80sand 70s at the coast. we thicken the clouds on wednesday, a much cooler day. we drop by about 20 degrees in some locations. thickening clouds on thursday. a rainy night thursday night. periods of rain for friday. and then we dry back up for next weekend. >> mike shumann is here with
and laura anthony at romney headquarters in boston. get real-time results on abc7news.com the moment the polls close at 8 p.m., live updates all night at facebook.com/abc7news and through twitter. >> officials in new york and new jersey believe they will be able to get everybody to the polls tomorrow, even in the areas ravaged by superstorm sandy. thousands will have to cast ballots outside of their neighborhoods. tens of thousands are camping outside their homes in 30° weather. they will be forced to seek shelter by wednesday when a new storm is predicted to hit. many schools reopened today, commuters are still crowding on to transit systems, slowly coming back online and people forced out of their cars by a gas shortage. some new jersey residents in areas hit by sandy woke up to a 2.0 earthquake overnight, no reports of damage. >>> abc7 and parent company abc tell teaming up with the red cross to help in the aftermath of san indictment. we begin with -- sandy. we begin with amy hollyfield in san francisco. >> reporter: abc is asking today be a day of giving. they want to you know
and new hampshire he watched a return to boston. the running mate also make rounds vice- presidential buy stops plant in sterling gingrich of virginia. for paul ryan will visit the bottle, coddled, and ohio. a poll shows that the race is a dead heat. 49 percent of voters said they support the president and the same number said they backed the former governor of massachusetts. remember it is not about the popular vote is about the lack of oil college and the key states will be virginia flaw and ohio wisconsin and the data to determine the presidency. kron 4 will have extended live coverage of election night starting at 8:00 p.m. tomorrow night you could also see on our website www.kron4.com. we also watching the races in congress we will have more on what and who is expected to take control of the house and senate. >> thank you market is 5:03 a.m.. there would be strike a second day for a grocery store workers. the workers walked off the job over the weekend after 15 months of contract negotiations that got nowhere. the grocery workers union accuses of bargaining in bad faith. the official
. massachusetts officials say james whitey bulger was taken to boston medical after the 83- year-old complained of chest pains yesterday. no details on his condition have been released. bulger is in prison while awaiting trial on allegations that he played a role in 19 murders. >>> 6:20 now. in this morning's healthwatch, limiting the amount of time of children spend watching tv could help bring more families back to the dinner table. a new study in the journal of pediatrics looked at two groups of parents, those who were counseled about reducing tv time ate fewer meals in front of the tv. researchers also say children who eat while watching tv tend to eat larger portions and less healthy foods, as well. >>> and new studies are confirming that americans need to cut down on sodium. a new review backs up the american heart association's recommendations to limit salt to less than 1500 milligrams a day. numbers show most people consume more than twice that amount. doctors say less salt can cut the risk of high blood pressure and cardiovascular disease. sometimes you don't know the foods it's in. yo
the election returns come in tomorrow in boston. president obama will be in chicago. that is also where rene marsh is right now with the message that president obama is delivering. good morning, rene. >> reporter: that is right. good morning, pam. these are the final crucial hours before the voters go to the polls and i'll tell you the president's campaign is in high gear. in about an hour and a half from now the president's -- bill clinton will be rallying a -- every hour counts for the president as he takes one last swing at the toss up states today and national polls show the race is closer than ever. it's a dead heat with less than 24 hours to go until election day. president obama knows every moment counts. sunday the president made stops in new hampshire, florida, ohio, and colorado. his message push forward. >> that is why i need you colorado. we have come too far to let our heart grow weary. now is the time to keep pushing forward to educate all of our kids. >> reporter: he has the edge in several swing states but mitt romney isn't backing down and making his final tour of the tossup
, gust of 50 plus, probably three to four inches of rain in the boston-cape cod area. and look at the inland snow. so these folks without power because of the trees down will probably have more trees down. and what would normally protect you on the coastline are those really high dunes and berms. well, none of that is really there. we expect coastal flooding to occur. we'll go through all of america's forecast, including the forecast for that nor'easter when we come back. back to the desk. >> all right, sam. thank you very much. we'll have much more from the storm zone in moments. but let's go to the election center and george. >> thanks, elizabeth. as you can see, i'm upstairs at our brand-new election he headquarters in times square. just one day to go, "your voice your vote." the final poll shows a slight edge for president obama, but either man could win a race this close. we begin with david muir covering the romney campaign from cleveland, ohio. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, george. it's hard to believe it's come down this to this -- 24 hours left. on th
. they're calling it a victory rally with kid rock and all his supporters. he'll be in boston tomorrow for election night. that's where his campaign headquarters are with thousands of supporters all hopeful for a victory tomorrow night. the victory and whether or not he will win, very much uncertain at this point. this race is very close. when you talk to top advisers, they will say they think they're going to win, but then again it's going to be close. you can get a sense from them, no one really knows what's going to happen. we'll have to wait until tomorrow night. for "cbs this morning," i'm jan crawford in sanford, florida. >>> president obama has a full day of campaigning in three crucial swing states, wisconsin, ohio and idaho. >> reporter: the president arrived in madison, wisconsin about 3:00 in the morning, spending his final day of the campaign in three key battleground states. first here in wisconsin, then on to must-win ohio and he'll close the day out in iowa, the state that first propelled him towards the presidency five years ago with that surprise victory in the iowa ca
on sunday about chest pains. the 83-year-old massachusetts mobster has been behind bars in boston awaiting trial on allegations he played a role in 19 murders. bulger was captured last year in california after fleeing boston in 1994. >>> and now for a look at what's trending today, our quick roundup of what has you talking online. will farrell has released a last-minute pitch to get out the vote on his funny or die website, and he says he'll do anything to get you to the polls. >> if you agree to vote in this year's election i will personally give you a tattoo. fair warning, i do not know how to draw. >> reporter: he also gives a sneak preview of his very special voting dance. all right. looking good. well, no doubt has pulled its music video for looking hot from youtube. critics say the native american imagery in the wild west "themed video was offensive. no doubt posted an apology on its website saying it never intended to hurt or trivialize the native american culture or history. >>> and indy filmmaker video of his kids put all other daddies with camcorders to shame. now he's mate a loo
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